Carb Yank Day!


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Carb Yank Day!

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:58 pm



Oh my goodness.....what a fight! I'm guessing these haven't ever been removed before, as cylinder #'s 1&2 intake clamps screw faces forward.....directly into the fairing/heatshield thing. No joy getting those off.
And those cables! Madness getting those off. Of no help, of course, was the weather. Everything was stiff, as are now my knees from being on them on a concrete slab in a detached garage.
What was the factory thinking...everyone would simply remove the engine for carb work? Jeez.

Anyways, I know you clowns like pics as much as I do. :D




I'll be ordering Randakks kit next week. And yes, #1 still has the intake on it. I managed, somehow, to finagle the whole shooting match out of there with it still attached.


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Re: Carb Yank Day!

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:57 pm

I took an engine out on Friday and installed another. Taking out was much easier than putting in. Left the carbs in the frame but I'm sure they will have to come out anyway.

Have no experience rebuilding these carbs. Can a noobie handle the job. I think I will need some jetting expertise as I put in a 79 GL1000 engine that has been bored to 1100. Have set of 79 and a set of 75 carbs to choose from.
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Re: Carb Yank Day!

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:25 pm

cbx4evr wrote:Have no experience rebuilding these carbs. Can a noobie handle the job. I think I will need some jetting expertise as I put in a 79 GL1000 engine that has been bored to 1100. Have set of 79 and a set of 75 carbs to choose from.


Well, I plan to buy the guide as well as the kit. GL1000 carb owners can get the video!
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Re: Carb Yank Day!

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:37 am

What was left over....the infamous needle jet driver in the foreground. :lol:


All done! Well, this stage, anyways.



The wet passages were pretty clean, as a result of using the bike as my commuter (a tank of fuel every four days), with periodic shots of SeaFoam. The air passages, however, where a different story. Vacuum slides and air cut off circuits were BLACK, and neither moved smoothly.
They certainly do now!
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Re: Carb Yank Day!

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:32 pm

Steve it shouldn't have been too hard, did you pull the carbs out some before you loosened the cables, it's easier to get to those nuts if you do that, install is the same...Maybe next time I will shoot a video when I remove them.. :shock:

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Re: Carb Yank Day!

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:35 pm

Well, it was a month ago, as I recall the biggest issue with the cable disconnect, doing it the first time, was that everything was freakin' BLACK with grime, so I couldn't really tell what the heck I was looking at, having very limited windows to view things!
Now that I'm quite familiar with the carbs, things went back in a lot easier than they came out.

Warm enough today to fiddle about in the garage for a bit:

Carbs on, all control cables on, seals in and intake on, loosely.

Still to do:
MSD coil
Wires, caps
Coil relay mod
New intake and sync bolts
Find some fuel line that fits better than the last stuff I put on.
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Re: Carb Yank Day!

Postby BigDee » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:52 pm

Gotta say that red sure makes the engine pop! I like it!


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